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Ellie Bird

  • GS
  • DOB: 22/03/1993
  • Height: 196cm

Towering shooter Ellie Bird has continued to make significant strides during her first two years at the elite level and is back for a third season with the Tactix in 2020.

Standing at 1.96m, the tallest player in last year’s competition, Bird was a telling presence under the Tactix hoop, her increased strength adding another dimension to her physical presence, mobility and rebounding ability. Bird was the second most accurate shooter in 2019 with a 90 percent return and further improvement is expected when she combines with an exciting new-look shooting end for the Tactix in 2020. Her promising credentials have been acknowledged with inclusion in the 2019-20 Silver Ferns Development Squad and 2019 All Stars team.

Stats by season

Rebounds 0
Total Penalties (contact + obstruction) 40
Goal attempts 644
Deflections 10
Rebounds (Off) 24
Contact penalties 30
Matches played 15
Centre pass receives 0
Obstruction penalties 10
Minutes played 866
Turnovers 94
Goal percentage 89.90
Pickups 11
Intercepts 0
Goals 579
Feeds 25